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Symotiuk Nazar
Year of birth 1992
Place of birth Buchachky village, Ivano-Frankivsk region
Place of living and work Lviv
About myself and my artworks

Nazar Simotiuk explores in his artworks the possibilities of traditional material - wood - in conceptual, technical, figurative aspects. The stylistic basis of his decorative reliefs were op-art, suprematism, abstract art, impressionism. With his work, he extends the modern concept of abstract plastics in wood, contrasts them with traditional canonization and shows a radically updated format.

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I work with conceptual capabilities of painting, wooden plastic and visual optical capabilities. Op-art became a key direction and revealed a wide range of opportunities for the realization of creative ideas. In the process of creating sizable compositions, I combine the minimalism of simple geometric forms and a color contrast to enhance emotional perception in the viewer.Artworks are stored in private collections of the United States, Canada, UK, Japan, Italy, France, Brazil etc.


2012 - Kolomyia Pedagogical College, Fine Arts Department

2018- Lviv National Academy of Arts, Artwood Department

2018-2022- Phd student, Lviv National Academy of Arts

Membership of NUAU and other organizations

Member of the Union of Designers of Ukraine


-Сoncepts of optical art in contemporary wood plastic Bulletin of LNAA № 40 / 2019 , 77-82 The article reviews the basic concepts of the formation of optical art. The key ideas of opart development and the importance of the popularity of the style of optical art have been listed.


-Historical aspect of the development of op-art late XX – beginning of XXI century Bulletin of LNAA № 39 / 2019 , 288-300 Background. Analyzing the recent publications one can observe that scientists are quite interested in optical art. The issues of op-art in the Ukrainian art have been investigated by V.Kosiv, N.Diadiukh-Bohatko and L.Andrushko, I.Kuznetsova and O.Arbuzova, S.Bodnarenko and V.Nekrasa.


2021 -International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Nord Art", Budelsdorf, Germany

-International Festival of Architecture and Arts "Tower 3.0", Svirzh Castle, Ukraine

-International Art Project "Franko Labolatorium 3.0", Franko's house, Lviv,Ukraine

2020 -"Franko Lab 2.0", Franko's house, Lviv, Ukraine

2019 -"Connections", Personal Exhibition, Karas Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

-Kyiv Art Week, Toronto-Kyiv Business Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 -Art Project "De: Forma", Personal Exhibition, Gallery LNAA, Lviv, Ukraine

-"Modern Decorative", gallery LNAA, Lviv, Ukraine

-Art-project "De: Form", Personal Exhibition, Lviv Regional Philharmonic, Ukraine

-"Borders and Smirts", Lviv National Museum. A. Sheptytsky, Lviv, Ukraine

-"Lviv Art Days", Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport, Lviv, Ukraine

2017 -"The Wood", Gallery LNAA, Lviv, Ukraine

-"Autumn Salon", The Palace of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine

2016 - personal exhibition "Sacrum", business center "Optima Plaza", Lviv, Ukraine

-All-Ukrainian Exhibition to the Independence Day of Ukraine, Central House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine